Economic Development Committee
Open for Business in Medfield, MA
The attached list has been compiled by the Town of Medfield for community members to know what services are available in the community as businesses adapt to the COVID-19 situation. Please confirm offerings with establishment directly.
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3/10/22: Funding Opportunity
New Grant Programs Available to Support Small Businesses Negatively Impacted by Pandemic
The Commonwealth has launched new grant programs to support small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
These two programs, the New Applicant Grant Program and the Inclusive Grant Program are being administered by the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation.
Applications for these programs are now open and will close on April 4th, 2022.
Both programs will award grants ranging from $10,000 to $75,000. Eligible uses for grant funding, for each program, include employee payroll and benefits costs; interest on other debt obligations incurred after March 3, 2021; costs incurred to pivot a company due to COVID-19 pandemic; and business mortgage or rent and utilities.
The New Applicant Grant Program is intended for applicants who have not previously received financial relief from MGCC’s COVID-19 Relief Grant Programs. The Inclusive Grant Program is for businesses that focus on reaching markets predominantly made up of socially and economically disadvantaged and historically underrepresented groups, underserved markets, and those owned by minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, or those that identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community.
To access the complete program and application information click here.
- US Chamber of Commerce: How to Offer Gift Cards at Your Business
- US Chamber of Commerce: Coronavirus Small Business Guide
- US Chamber of Commerce: Guide to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
- US Chamber of Commerce: How to Drive Traffic to Your Website
- US Chamber of Commerce: How to Keep Your Customers During the Coronavirus Outbreak
- Committee on hiatus
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
- Patrick Casey, Chair
- Paul Hinkley, Vice Chair
- Ralph Costello
- Bob Callahan
- Alex Jowdy
- Ann Thompson
- Joseph Scier, Associate Member
Economic Development Committee Mission Statement
The Economic Development Committee should work proactively to promote and encourage the development of Medfield’s business and industrial tax base and to give the Town’s residents more opportunities to live, work and thrive in an economically forward-looking and financially strong community. The Committee should explore ways to support existing businesses and encourage them to stay and expand in the Town and it should seek out new businesses to locate in Medfield. The Committee should strive to market the Town as a good place to do business by seeking ways to create a business-friendly environment, a streamlined permitting, licensing and approval process and a centralized informational source on business opportunities, commercial and industrial real estate options, public and private grant and tax incentives and supporting/encouraging housing that is revenue positive to the Town.